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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
1. The grandson of Cush, Genesis 10:7; and
2. The son of Jokshan, Abraham's son by Keturah, Genesis 25:3 . Both were founders of tribes frequently named in Scripture. The descendants of the Cushite Dedan are supposed to have settled in southern Arabia, near the Persian gulf, in which there is an island called by the Arabs Dedan lived in the neighborhood of Idumaea, Jeremiah 49:8 . It is not clear, in all cases where the name occurs, which of the tribes is intended. It was probably the Cushite tribe, which was employed in trade. The "travelling companies" of Dedan are mentioned by Isaiah 21:13 . They are also named with the merchants of Tarshish by Ezekiel 38:13 , and were celebrated on account of their trade with the Phoenicians.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Dedan'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/d/dedan.html. 1859.